kinesis: PRISCILLA FOWLER & JOSIE ROTH COOPER
featuring new work by Priscilla Fowler & Jodie Roth Cooper
August 6 - September 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 6, 6-9pm
From the press release:
Mai Wyn Fine Art is thrilled to showcase work by Denver artists Priscilla Fowler and Jodie Roth Cooper in their new exhibition Kinesis. Fowler, a mixed media painter and Cooper, a steel sculptor both use an intuitive process to create abstract, organic works that though stationary seem to undulate and grow within the plane and space. Meet the two artists and see this exciting new work at the Kinesis Opening Reception: Thursday, August 6th from 6-9pm.
Priscilla Fowler is well known for her unique painting process. She intuitively drops and puddles thinned out mixes of acrylic paint and ink onto Mylar, a film-like plastic paper. When dry the resulting color-pools create a myriad of organic forms, each unique in its shape, value, striation and density. A continuation of Fowler’s Biomorphic Abstraction series (in which these components were cut, collected and collaged onto larger works), these new paintings are all created on a single Mylar sheet with each color series made in reaction to the prior. Priscilla Fowler is a member of Pirate Contemporary, Denver’s legendary cooperative gallery. Earlier this year a large exhibition of her work was also featured at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO.
Like Fowler, sculptor Jodie Roth Cooper creates his work without premeditation. Working in steel, Cooper’s forms emerge intuitively. In spite of the straight, steel rod used to create them, Cooper’s forms are organic, often appearing to grow directly out of the floor and into the adjoining wall. This new work is a reaction to Cooper’s background in architecture and digital fabrication, as well as his love of the western landscape. Cooper earned his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2013 before moving to Denver to open a design and fabrication studio in Denver’s River North Art District.